Cristo Redentor Rio De Janeiro, Best Places to Visit in Brazil
Cristo Redentor Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Perched above a height of 710 meter at the top of the Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park, the statue of Christ the Redeemer stands with arms stretched out, overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. The statue has become an icon for the city of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Construction of the statue began in 1922, during the heyday of the Art Deco movement, and is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world.
The idea to build a giant statue on top of Corcovado was first suggested in the mid 1850s, when a Catholic leader, Pedro Maria Boss requested financing from Princess Isabel to build a magnificent religious monument on the top of Corcovado.